Course Outcome

B.Sc. Zoology


Course code

Course title

Course outcomes

I (core)

ZO 1141

Animal Diversity I

CO 1 – To learn the basics of systematics and understand the hierarchy of different categories
CO 2 –To learn the diagnostic characters of different phyla through brief studies of examples
CO 3 –To obtain an overview of economically important invertebrate fauna

I (compl)

ZO 1131

Animal Diversity I

CO 1 –Inculcates enthusiasm and understanding of the fascinating world of invertebrates and imparts concrete idea of the evolution, hierarchy and classification of invertebrate phyla
CO 2 –Provides basics of systematics by learning of the diagnostic and general characters of various groups
CO 3 –Studies the economic importance of invertebrates with the special reference to insect pests

II (core)

ZO 1241

Animal Diversity II

CO 1 –To learn the general characteristics and classification of different classes of vertebrates
CO 2 –To understand the vertebrate evolutionary tree
CO 3 –To understand general aspects of applied interest in relation to vertebrates

II (compl)

ZO 1231

Animal Diversity II

CO 1 –Inculcates students a fascination for nature and learn the bionomics of vertebrates
CO 2 –Students learn the evolution, hierarchy and classification of different classes of chordates
CO 3 –Provides an overview of the morphology and physiology of typical examples and adaptations and economic importance of specific vertebrate species

III (core)

ZO 1341

Experimental Zoology, Instrumentation, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

CO 1 –To introduce the methodology and perspectives of Science in general so as to enable the students to systematically pursue Zoology in relation to other disciplines that come under the different branches of science
CO 2 –To learn the fundamental characteristics of science as a human enterprise
CO 3 –To understand how science works and to study to apply scientific methods independently

III (compl)

ZO 1331

Functional Zoology

CO 1 –Familiarizes students on the physiology of their own body and urge them to take precautionary measures to safeguard their health
CO 2 –To study the structure and function of each system in the human body.
CO 3 –To study the etiology of common physiological disorders, syndromes and diseases

IV (core)

ZO 1441

Ecology, Habitat Destruction & Disaster Management

CO 1 –Students get basic knowledge on ecosystem, food chain, food web and energy flow
CO 2 –Provides general awareness on pollution and their impacts
CO 3 –Imparts basic knowledge on ecosystems, their functioning, and various anthropogenic pressures on ecosystem, related degradation, and management measures.
CO 4 –Provides awareness on different toxicants, their impacts on human health and environment and their remedial measures.
CO 5 –Creates awareness about natural and anthropological disasters, their prevention and mitigation measures

IV (core)

ZO 1442

Practical I – Instrumentation, Animal Diversity I and Animal Diversity II

CO 1 –Students learn anatomy by diping through simple dissections and mountings on permitted species
CO 2 –Familiarizes students with various organ systems by examining approved animals, observing typical examples and economically important specimens
CO 3 –Students learn the working principle of different scientific instruments

IV (compl)

ZO 1431

Applied Zoology

CO 1 –Introduces the methodology and perspectives of applied branches of zoology with a view of educating youngsters on the possibilities of self-employment
CO 2 –Learns the basic principles involved in the culture and breeding of common, edible and ornamental fishes of Kerala and the art of aquarium keeping
CO 3 –Provides a basic understanding of human genomics and reproductive biology including stern cell research and prenatal diagnostic techniques

IV (compl)

ZO 1432

Practical I - Animal Diversity I & II Functional Zoology and Applied Zoology

CO 1 –To provide hands on training experience in anatomy through simple dissections and mountings
CO 2 –To familiarize students with conventional organ system in common, easily available animals
CO 3 –To study and carry out row ine clinical analysis of blood and urine

V (core)

ZO 1541

Cell and Molecular Biology

CO 1 –Students acquire sufficient knowledge on the fundamental structure, function and biochemistry of the cell
CO 2 –Familiarizes the principles of molecular biology and gene manipulation techniques
CO 3 –Students learn the structure, replication and modification of the genetic material of eukaryotes and understand the mechanism of gene expression and regulation
CO 4 –Provides general awareness on bacterial recombination, cancer and ageing process

V (core)

ZO 1542

Genetics and Biotechnology

CO 1 –Provides basic knowledge on the underlying genetic mechanism operating in human and state of the art of bio-techniques
CO 2 –Gives proper understanding on the relation between heredity and
variation, mechanisms of chromosome crossing over and inheritance patterns in humans
CO 3 –Provides awareness on different genetic syndromes and the possible ways to reduce its occurrence
CO 4 –Students understand the principles and techniques involved in DNA technology and get an overview of modern techniques like PCR, hybridoma technology, gene therapy and human cloning

V (core)

ZO 1543

Immunology and Microbiology

CO 1 –Students understand the scope and importance of clinical immunology and learn the disorders associated with immune system
CO 2 –Provides broad understanding of the discipline of Microbiology including positive and negative aspects related with microbes
CO 3 –Learn applied aspects of microbiology and symbiotic and pathogenic microbes

V (Open course)

ZO 1551.1

Public Health and Hygiene

CO 1 –To make the student aware of the essentials of public health and sanitation thereby warding off diseases and uplifting the living standards of the community
CO 2 –To learn the principles of nutrition and dietetics
CO 3 –To understand the ill effects of modern lifestyle
CO 4 –To study the advantages of personal hygiene and sanitation.

VI (core)

ZO 1641

Physiology and Microbiology

CO 1 –Provides a clear understanding of the correlation and coordination between the structure and function of different organs and organ systems of the body
CO 2 –Students learn the correlation between diseases and the abnormal structure or improper functions of organs, abnormal physiology and the resultant diseases
CO 3 –Familiarizes the structure and functions of bio-molecules and their role in metabolism

VI (core)

ZO 1642

Developmental Biology and Experimental Embryology

CO 1 –Provides basic knowledge about the developmental biology and sophisticated embryological techniques
CO 2 –Explains the various stages involved in the development of organisms
CO 3 –Provides understanding about experimental embryology including IVF and other assisted reproductive techniques, cloning, etc.

VI (core)

ZO 1643

Ethology, Evolution and Zoogeography

CO 1 –Enhance the student’s concept on organic evolution and appreciate the different modes of energy efficient communication systems existing in the animal world
CO 2 –Students study the physiological basis of animal behavior and different types of communication system among animals
CO 3 –Provides a basic concept about organic evolution
CO 4 –Imparts knowledge on the distribution of animals in the biosphere

VI (core)

ZO 1651.1

Economic Zoology – Vermiculture and Apiculture

CO 1 –To learn the basic procedure and methodology of vermiculture
CO 2 –To learn the scope and methodology of apiculture
CO 3 –To promote self-employment and self-reliance among educated youth

VI (core)

ZO 1644

Practical II - Cell Biology, Genetics, Bioformatics, Biotechnology, Immunology and Microbiology

CO 1 –To prepare and observe chromosomal arrangements during cell division
CO 2 –To study chromosomal aberrations in man
CO 3 –To gain broad knowledge on conventional biotechnological  procedures
CO 4 –To perform routine blood analysis

VI (core)

ZO 1645

Practical III - Physiology and Biological Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biostatistics

CO 1 –To learn clinical procedures for blood & urine analysis
CO 2 –To make the student skillful in simple biochemical laboratory procedures

VI (core)

ZO 1646

Practical IV - Developmental Biology , Ecology, Ethology, Evolution and Zoogeography

CO 1 –To study and mount different stages of embryos of model organisms
CO 2 –Students learn to analyze different environmental quality parameters
CO 3 –Understand the use of pheromone traps
CO 4 –To study the fauna associated with different zoogeographic realms

VI (core)

ZO 1647

Project and Field study

CO 1 –To develop an aptitude for research in Zoology
CO 2 –To inculcate proficiency to identify appropriate research topic, report preparation and presentation
CO 3 –Visiting scientific institutions, zoological gardens, ecologically sensitive areas and study conservation strategies